In the early hours of Friday, in Pital de San Carlos, Costa Rica, a hit-and-run accident claimed the life of a 60-year-old man. The Red Cross was alerted at 12:19 am and upon arrival, found the man lifeless by the roadside on route 250, close to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cattle raising facilities.
Details of the Hit-and-Run Accident
The victim was discovered by a passerby who noticed the situation and alerted the authorities. The severe injuries on the victim's face and left ribcage, coupled with a skid mark at the scene, indicated a hit-and-run. Although there were no traces of the involved vehicle, the nature of the wounds suggests the vehicle could have been a truck or a trailer.
Another Hit-and-Run in Barreal de Heredia
In a separate incident, a 26-year-old man was seriously injured in Barreal de Heredia after being hit by a light vehicle. He was rushed to a local hospital by the Red Cross. These incidents highlight the road safety issues in the country, where the Traffic Police reports that every 17 hours, a person dies in a traffic accident, with excessive speed being a primary cause of these tragic events.
Rising Concerns over Road Safety
In the wake of these incidents, concerns about road safety have been amplified. The frequency of traffic-related deaths underscores the urgency of addressing rampant speeding and reinforcing road safety measures. The incidents serve as a grim reminder of the dangers of reckless driving and the urgent need for robust law enforcement and public awareness campaigns.